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Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s UN speech
In Ireland’s statement to the UN General Assembly, Martin voiced his frustration in the UN Security Council’s “failure to act” on a number of issues, such as climate change and Palestine. “Let us be clear. The situation in the occupied Palestinian territory is untenable. We cannot – and must not – become inured to it.”
Taoiseach tells UN General Assembly: ‘We cannot continue to shelve or postpone or ignore our existential global challenges’ pic.twitter.com/vjrF5AawXj
— Christina Finn (@christinafinn8) September 22, 2022
Mother charged with the murder of her two children in Westmeath
Yesterday, Lynn Egar appeared before a judge in Mullingar District Court and was charged with the murder of her children Thelma (5) and Mikey (2) Dennany in a car fire in Westmeath at around 4pm on Friday 9 September.
Government introduce paid domestic violence leave
With the publication of the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022, the Government have introduced a range of measures to improve family-friendly work practices and support women in the work force. This includes an entitlement to five days of paid leave per year for anyone suffering from or at risk of domestic violence.
Hurricane on course for Canada
Having threatened the Atlantic island of Bermuda, Hurricane Fiona is passing west of the British territory on its northward trek towards Nova Scotia. The hurricane has the potential to become one of the most severe storms in Canada’s history.
Solar panels for schools
Irish schools are set to have solar panels fitted under a new ‘rooftop revolution’ scheme that’s currently being devised. This move will see every school in the country retrofitted with rooftop solar and other forms of solar PV panels, thereby cutting future energy bills.